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3. LET YOUR KIDS DECORATE
For Thanksgiving last year, I printed a bunch of black & white pictures of our guests and put them on the table in a stack with a bunch of crayons and some tape. I told the kids to go wild and after an hour or so the house was decorated with fun colorful pictures of all the people we were there to celebrate. With almost no effort on my part. For Easter you could print out eggs or rabbits for them to color. For St. Patrick’s Day print some shamrocks and leprechauns. Easy peasy! It may not look like you had a professional decorator in, but it’s much more fun and creates great memories. Not to mention, keeps the kiddos busy for a bit!
4. ASK FOR HELP
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (and again, and again). There’s no shame in asking for help. Whether it’s having your mom come over in the days before to give you a hand
5. TAKE IT EASY
Don’t kill yourself before the party and then be too tired to enjoy it. I’m so totally guilty of having done this. You work your tail off to make everything *just perfect* and then by the time guests arrive, you can barely keep your eyes open. Have macaroni and cheese the night before. Grab some of that fake silverware instead of spending hours polishing the good stuff. Soak in the bath and listen to music. But whatever you do, don’t stay up until 3am folding napkins into swans. Please.
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